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GHD's worth it?

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wellienelliee Sat 01-Dec-12 09:45:55

That's it really! Thinking of upgrading my argos specials! Thanks

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Thu 06-Dec-12 15:38:01


janglebells2013 Thu 06-Dec-12 15:22:39

hi... its normal size i think it might e cheaper cos it has no added extras and doesn't come in a fancy print such as pink or leopard print. it is excellent i've been using it - they are all of the same quality.

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Tue 04-Dec-12 17:48:41

it's ok, have found it

jan, why is that one cheaper than the others ? Is it a mini-size ?

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Tue 04-Dec-12 17:40:30 GHD's list of recommended sites on their own website ?

jan2013 Tue 04-Dec-12 11:50:21

i just bought new IV Gold GHDs from for £78 pounds they arrived yesterday and are ace. (lookfantastic is on ghd's list of recommended internet sites)

wellienelliee Tue 04-Dec-12 11:11:55

As an update, I was in John Lewis over the weekend and the GHD lady let me trythe wide plate ones, I did it myself but took no time and hair flat and straight! looked even better next day! I've sent DH the link to the GHD site, they offer free delivery, 2 years guarantee and free brush worth £20 fwiw! thanks again for all your replies.

valiumredhead Tue 04-Dec-12 08:35:51

Thanks - will order some asap!

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 03-Dec-12 22:44:09


EnjoyResponsibly Mon 03-Dec-12 22:20:44

AF if you mean GHD, I got mine in Tony & Guy.

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 03-Dec-12 22:16:40

Can anyone recommend the best place to buy them ?

StinkyWicket Mon 03-Dec-12 22:14:21

I think they are. DH trod on and broke mine sad I can't really justify replacing them though as I rarely use anything other than the hairdryer.

Pendipidy Mon 03-Dec-12 22:13:40

i have remington straight and curl or some name like that. they are the second ones i have had exactly the same as they are so good and lasted years. i tried a friends ghds and didn't think they were as good as mine. smile

EnjoyResponsibly Mon 03-Dec-12 22:04:10

There are a few things in life that are totally worth the money and live up to their hype. GHD's are one of them. Mine are 6 years old, used daily. I am devoted to them.

izzysmydog Mon 03-Dec-12 22:00:31

Valium - yes Remington pearls good on thick hair.
I have fairly thick hair, my son has extra thick coarse wavy hair and they work on his! After trying these don't think I would go back to GHDs unless they upped their game

sleeplessinsuburbia Mon 03-Dec-12 10:06:11

The old ones were made better, half of the company started a new company called cloud nine, their straighteners are still made as the original ghds. Much better than recent ghds.

valiumredhead Mon 03-Dec-12 10:03:38

They are only £34 on Amazon instead of £80+ and have amazing reviews! <tempted>

valiumredhead Mon 03-Dec-12 10:01:53

Are Remmington Pearls good on thick hair?

OrangeLily Mon 03-Dec-12 04:44:07

I have had mine for four years and love mine.

I'd recommend buying on of the heat proof mats that turn in to a bag when you zip it up. GHD brand was about 20 quid but I got another brand for 3 quid and it's been brilliant!

SomersetONeil Mon 03-Dec-12 03:51:11

I have thick, coarse hair (although not ludicrously so) and I found them to be crap. I used them for years as I thought they were as good as it gets but was delighted to throw them straight in the bin once I discovered BBH. Which does actually make my hair swishy and beautifully styled.

I have always been a loan dissenting voice when it comes to GHDs so acknowledge that it is probably just me and my hair.

Djembe Sun 02-Dec-12 22:44:39

Yep mine are vintage 2004 jobs and still going strong grin

If they break, there are several people on EBay who will fix them for a fixed cost of about £15 or return for free if they can't fix them. Have used one before as there was some kind of fault - was ghd-less for 4 whole days!!

spottymoo Sun 02-Dec-12 22:41:03

I've had mine now for 6 years their still just as good I paided £120 for them and their worth every penny I spent on them

theoriginalandbestrookie Sun 02-Dec-12 20:46:44

Yes I went through 3 pairs of straighteners before I got my ghds, they are fab.
Now I can't remember what they said about the plate sizes but although I have longish thick hair DH was recommended to get the medium sized ones for me.

LittlemissChristmas Sun 02-Dec-12 20:34:43

Definitely worth the money. As a company they are very good too, any problems they can trace the serial number and will replace.

LaCiccolina Sun 02-Dec-12 20:30:32

Ghds are unfortunately worth the money from heat, longevity of use, speed at curl/straightening, and speed of heating/cooling. At 100 a pop it's alot but worked out per use it becomes very reasonable purchase.

I've used others and really don't compare. Wish did....

Haylebop12 Sun 02-Dec-12 20:27:04

Absolutely. First pair lasted me 6 years and didn't think twice about replacing then with ghd's again. I have long hair and its thick but I have the gold medium plates. About 1 1/2 inches wide. They hear up in about 15 seconds and have a time out so if you leave them on (like I have done) they switch themselves off!


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